Brexit: Eustice defends threat to override EU withdrawal agreement as just tidying up ‘loose ends’ – live

Government confirms it is preparing legislation that would apparently allow it to override parts of withdrawal agreement

9.27am BST

And this is from Simon Coveney, Ireland’s foreign minister, on the latest Brexit initiative from No 10.

This would be a very unwise way to proceed. #Brexit .

9.26am BST

This is from Louise Haigh, Labour’s Northern Ireland spokeswoman, on the government’s apparent threat to override the withdrawal agreement. She said:

It beggars belief that the government is – yet again – playing a dangerous game in Northern Ireland and sacrificing our international standing at the altar of the prime minister’s incompetence.

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